Twenty years on, The Laramie Project is as relevant as ever | Theater Review | Chicago Reader

Twenty years on, The Laramie Project is as relevant as ever 

It asks questions that are fundamental to our national identity.

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Emily Schwartz

With text drawn in part from court transcripts, this complex, multilayered piece of theater chronicles the case of Matthew Shepard, the gay University of Wyoming student whose 1998 murder paved the way for passage of federal hate crimes legislation. But the play…

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